What's Your Sign? New Research Reveals Zodiac is Wrong

As a proud Sagittarian, I’ve always felt that my Zodiac sign was spot on with regard to my personality.  However, I’ve recently learned that my Birthday, December 17, falls on the cusp between Sagittarius, and something called Ophiuchus!  I’ll explain…

Apparently the above image is a thing of antiquity.

Make room for the 13th Sign!

According to TIME, astronomers from the Minnesota Planetarium Society found that because of the moon’s gravitational pull on Earth, the alignment of the stars was pushed by about a month.

This means, apparently, that everything you thought you knew about your Horoscope is likely wrong.

“Because of this change in the tilt, the Earth is over here and the sun is in a different constellation than it was 3,000 years ago when this study of the stars began,” Minnesota astronomer Parke Kunkle  told the Twin Cities’ KARE-TV. To account for this discrepancy, a new sign has been figured into the Zodiac.

Ophiuchus is the 13th sign, and actually, calling it new is misleading.  The sign Ophiuchus, the snake holder, has been in existence since ancient Babylon.  However, it was thrown out by the Babylonians for reasons of symmetry.

1725 — <Constellation of Ophiuchus Group> Engraving by Sir James Thornhill — Image by © Stapleton Collection/Corbis

This is how the Minnesota Planetarium Society says the Zodiac should fall.

Capricorn: Jan. 20-Feb. 16.
Aquarius:
Feb. 16-March 11.
Pisces:
March 11-April 18.
Aries:
April 18-May 13.
Taurus:
May 13-June 21.
Gemini:
June 21-July 20.
Cancer:
July 20-Aug. 10.
Leo:
Aug. 10-Sept. 16.
Virgo: Sept. 16-Oct. 30.
Libra:
Oct. 30-Nov. 23.
Scorpio: Nov. 23-29.
Ophiuchus:
Nov. 29-Dec. 17.  (Read all about the Ophiuchus way of life here)
Sagittarius: Dec. 17-Jan. 20.

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12 Comments

  1. =)

    this only applies too people born after 2009…luckly in still a cancer!!!!

  2. Well, I’m still a Centaur. Whew.

  3. Kev

    After 2009? Bah! I’m a Capricorn and lazy and unsuccessful (although, I suppose I am a success in my indolence) and would love to be a Saggitarius. Things get worse looking at my Chinese horoscope, too.

    • Jovi

      I think I am the laziest Capricorn around… Saggitarius would be fine….

  4. Vanessa

    Precession of the axis has nothing to do with the moon’s gravitational pull. Natalina, please apply your ahem extraordinary intelligence to your articles…

    • natalina

      Vanessa, first of all, as I’ve stated many times prior, the title of this website has to do with “outside of the ordinary information”… hence, Extraordinary Intelligence. It is not meant to be a commentary on my vast intellect. The “Intelligence” is referring to information as in “Intel”.. get it? Just a quick primer for those who’d like to think that I’m an egotistical brat. :)

      That said, the information in this article was entirely supplied by the fine astronomers from the Minnesota Planetarium Society… their theory including that involving the moon creating a gravitational pull, can be found in this article from TIME online http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/01/13/horoscope-hang-up-earth-rotation-changes-zodiac-signs/?xid=rss-fullnation-yahoo

      I’m just reporting their findings. If you have a quarrel with the science involved, please feel free to take your… ahem… thinly veiled sarcasm in their direction. Thanks!

  5. lefthandy

    yeeeoooooow

  6. preethi

    oh well! Hoe I’ll hate being saggi.

  7. Ash

    Nothing changes the people born between those date mentioned just fall under the sign. When will people see the books are just records and not about the future and are just ways of understanding what has come and not what will be. You make your life and the stars play no roll in what you believe they just help in the movement of what most of us call god. That magic feeling. We all got it and it’s not from that book it from being your self and not trying to be what life tries to make in too.

    Just believe it no need to give it a name or know how others reacted to it in the past.

  8. Jason

    apparently my brother and I are Gemini’s now

    I don’t think the world would be able to put up with 2 of each of either of us anyway, Lol

  9. Daniel

    Ahh, I love idiots sometimes. Natalia chick, Ophiuchus- or Serpentarius is not a zodiac sign hun; as an astrologist who has done research for years and knows astronomy ; you can say what u want but your incorrect. There are 12 zodiac signs each representing not only a star constellation- but gravitational effects as well. If you really looked into it, you would see that Ophiuchus is not a zodiac sign but the zodiac as a whole. Its over all size and position make it the center of all the zodiac constellations as well as its the largest. “Serpentarius” is supposed to be the sign of the new year arriving/ period. Its representation is simply existence- as well why it was seen as the “Oroburos/Uroborus” symbol and object for years. You will also find that the “Researchers” of your zodiac story and idealism was later recanted for stating false information.
    Good luck to you ^^

    • natalina

      Thanks for the info Daniel. This article was written in 2011… so if the info has changed since then, that sucks. As you can see I used TIME magazine as the basis for the story, and their sources. I was simply reporting what others had reported. I put no faith or stock in the zodiac or astrology at large, although at the time this article was written, I was more open to it. With that said, is it really necessary to call people idiots? I wouldn’t think it necessary to call you an idiot, even though you misspelled my name which you can see written right here on this page. ;)

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